Cool Spaces! is a TV series and website that showcases what's new and exciting in the world of architecture and design.
National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square Reclaims Its Midcentury Glory

After decades of neglect, Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square — the first public park in the U.S. built on top of a parking garage — has been restored to look as fresh and glorious as it did when the space first opened in 1955, reports The Dirt, the American Landscape Architecture...
Posted On 05 Jul 2014
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Landscape Architecture on Cool Spaces!

Although Cool Spaces! is about architecture and the art of designing buildings, it’s also about the many other disciplines that are involved in creating a great public place. To help explain important concepts, Stephen has tapped several on-air experts to discuss specific...
Posted On 30 Jun 2014

Cultivating a Green Thumb

As an article in Forbes noted, sustainable design in the commercial building sector is anything but a niche, as green buildings will account for nearly $145 billion in new construction and an additional $18 billion in renovations by 2015. Among the residual benefits of all this...

Exhibit: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

Nearly a decade ago, the United States lost one of its most important — and perhaps least known — landscape architects of the 20th century: Dan Kiley. Even if you’re not familiar with the man, you’re likely aware of, or have even visited, some of his most notable public projects,...

James Corner Rethinks Minneapolis’ “Main Street”

Landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations — whose impressive portfolio includes New York City’s High Line and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London — has won the commission to redesign Minneapolis’ Nicollet Mall, reports The Architect’s...
Posted On 15 Nov 2013
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